Tag Archives: Liberty

Suppressing “Bad Ideas” is a Toehold of Tyranny

The recent ban by a bookseller of Jordan B. Peterson’s 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos highlights the propensity to try to shut down ideas that one doesn’t understand or those ideas that challenge one’s position. Using any … Continue reading

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A Mirror to Our World

Germany’s premier weekly print magazine is wrapped in a scandal that is set to rock the foundations of trust in the publication. The new fabrication scandal in which reporter Claas Relotius falsified his articles on a grand scale; inventing facts, … Continue reading

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Too Much Patience

The marvel of all history is the patience with which men and women submit to burdens unnecessarily laid upon them by their governments.  George Washington

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Forbidden Speech from Speakers’ Corner

Breitbart published the text of a speech drafted by Martin Sellner, replacing the one that he’d originally planned to deliver at the centre of the Free Speech Universe; Speakers’ Corner in Hyde Park, London, England, UK. As Herr Sellner was … Continue reading

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Democracy

Democracy is not how one elects one’s masters; it’s how one selects one’s servants.

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Troll Bridges

In the realm of free speech; people are free to say anything and accept the consequences. Free speech is an innate right but no right is without a burden of responsibility for actions and consequences of exercising that right. In … Continue reading

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We can see clearly now

Some would rather that you not notice that Terrible Air in India Killed No One Thanks to Steve Milloy for clearing the air. EPA claims blue-sky air kills 570,000 Americas per year. Below is a snapshot of recent air quality … Continue reading

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Freiheit als höchster Wert

Fundstücke zu Hayek. Rezension im Deutschlandfunk. Die Verfassung der Freiheit (ISBN 3161458443) Freiheit als höchster Wert Das Buch ist in mancherlei Hinsicht unzeitgemäß, und auch darin liegt sein Reiz. Hayek verzahnt die Perspektive seines Fachs mit der Philosophie und dem … Continue reading

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A Case for “No”

Australia’s  infinitely wise government is using taxpayers’ money to ask the people if they would agree to change the Marriage Act to permit same-sex marriage. (Shades of The Rise And Rise of Michael Rimmer) Different source put the proportion of … Continue reading

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The Constitution of Liberty

I’ve been reading. F.A. Hayek’s The Constitution of Liberty (ISBN 978-0-415-40424-2). The book had been on the shelf beside my bed for a few years, scarcely read. As during my university days in the late 1970’s to early 1980’s; one … Continue reading

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